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Old 05-19-2019, 09:49 PM   #1
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Talking Thedford toilet / footbath

Greetings again,
Anyone know how to clean/ adjust / replace the “jet spray manifold” which fills the toilet bowl? It appears that there is an imbalance of water coming from one side which results in a whirlpool effect in the bowl when you go to flush and fill. This in turn, laps water over the edge of the bowl and you get your toes “cleaned” at the same time! Looks like the cover should pop off allowing a cleaning of those nozzles, but I dont know and I dont want to break it. Any ideas?
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Max

PS - nice to have the Monty to move into a nearby park when the power goes out at the house for the weekend!
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:38 PM   #2
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The easiest way to fix the Thetford toilet is with a Dometic 310 or 320 toilet. That may not be the answer you are looking for, but the Thetford is just about impossible to repair for lasting results. I fought the one that came with our rig for about 6 months, and finally gave up, spent the $200 and in about 15 minutes had a long lasting, problem free toilet installed. That was in early 2014, and the Dometic 310 has been working full time reliably since.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for that information.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:40 AM   #4
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We removed the Thetford and replaced with the Dometic 320 w/sprayer on our last 2 Montanas. The ONLY way to go!
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:28 AM   #5
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CW online ad has the 320 with sprayer on sale $179.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:30 AM   #6
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Step 1. Purchase a Dometic 310 or 320.
Step 2. Remove the Aqua Flood before it floods your camper. And it will.
Step 3. Throw the Aqua Flood away.
Step 4. install new Dometic, Takes only a couple of hours.
Step 5. Sleep well with out fear of a flood.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:26 AM   #7
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Agree with Eagleback The Aqua Flood is a piece of JUNK. Are's leaked out the back the 2nd time out on the road ordered a 320 had deliverer to wear we staying and in stalled it. Through the the Aqua Flood in the dumpster. The guy next to us though I was crazy thronging out a new toilet.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:31 PM   #8
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One change to what is mentioned above. Sell the agua flood on craigslist. Sold mine in one day for $50
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:50 PM   #9
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CW online ad has the 320 with sprayer on sale $179.
Thanks for that. Do you have the link for that ad? I went to CW and they did honor internet pricing, but it wasn't $179 and I had to buy the hose separate. Oh well, CW has been good to me in the past so I went with it. She would have honored the $179 but I didn't have the link. No biggie. Been a while since I removed a toilet but I don't think it will be a big problem. Thanks for your advice here.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:58 PM   #10
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I recently stopped buying from Camping World because they would not honor the internet price even though I had printed the price out. My local Camping World in Coburg Oregon had in the past honored the internet price but the cashier said the public was taking too much advantage of that program. I will buy my items off the internet even if I have to pay more with shipping if that is the way they want to do business.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:07 PM   #11
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Max you won’t be sorry. The dometic toilet is a much better. Mine has sprayer and really like it.
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CW in Myrtle always price match CW online sales. Just saved $50 at CW Williamsburg VA last week. I show the price on my phone that is all.
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Max you won’t be sorry. The dometic toilet is a much better. Mine has sprayer and really like it.
Only issue - apparently the 320 I bought W/O sprayer needs some plumbing parts in order to put the sprayer on (which they sold me separately). So - back to CW we go. We are off to a rough start but it should be worth it in the long run.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:16 AM   #14
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Sold our Thetford for $50 as well on Caigslist...in 3 days.
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Is thetford going under? They used to make good stuff... CEO ISSUES? Like Bob Martin?
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Is thetford going under? They used to make good stuff... CEO ISSUES? Like Bob Martin?
I dont know anything about that - all I know is I took everyones advice and pulled the Thedford toilet and replaced it with the Dometic 320 with sprayer. Off to Montana soon for 6 weeks - we’ll see how well it works. Thanks
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:35 AM   #17
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As long as they are cheap manufacturers will continue putting them in new units ~~ they will survive.
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Its ALOT cheaper for higher quality. I have replaced 3 plastic screen door latches. Yesterday I spent 8.00 more for a metal latch. I bet it's the last time I buy a screen door latch. 3 plastic ones cost about 60.00... one metal cost 26.00..
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But just think how much Keystone saved by putting that junk in 1st.
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But just think how much Keystone saved by putting that junk in 1st.
Just think how much they're going to lose. We travel quit a bit. When others hear our stories, , they will not buy this product.
remember Yugo? Its not so much the product, even tho it is. Its the total "they dont care attitude. We are in the market for another, but guess whos not on our list?
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